24 patient evaluations for Depakote

Apr 22, 2006 (Started May 18, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Severe (weight gain, elevated liver enzymes)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: It seemed to be fairly effective but I had to stop taking it when it began raising my liver enzymes to a toxic level. While I gained some weight from taking this medication most of it was lost easily once it was discontinued.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: elevated liver enzymes, weight gain

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 31, 2008 (Started Dec 02, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Mild (fatigue, brain fog, diarrhea, drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 750 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Up the dosage slowly, be patient.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: fatigue, brain fog, diarrhea, drowsiness, fatigue, drowsiness

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 1, 2009 (Started Jun 27, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 13, 2008 (Started Jun 27, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Don't abruptly stop medication. Doing so may cause you to have a seizure
Cost: < $25 monthly

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